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Cymbopogon (lemongrass) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, (citratus C.) native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. It is a tall perennial grass. Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass or citronella grass. Lemongrass is native to the Philippines. It is widely used as a herb in Asian cuisine. It has a citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh.
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Lemongrass is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. It is often used as a tea in African countries such as Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Latin American countries such as Mexico.
Lemongrass oil is used as a pesticide and a preservative. Research shows that lemongrass oil has anti-fungal properties. Ayurvedic medicine uses lemongrass to relieve coughing and nasal congestion. Citronella Grass is used for the production of citronella oil, which is used in soaps, in insect repellents, aromatherapy and in antiseptics. It is also used in tea and as a flavoring. In 2006, a research team in Israel discovered anti-cancer properties of lemongrass.
Organic production fosters cycling of resources, promotes ecological balance, and conserves biodiversity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards. Organic farming excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured fertilizers, pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such as hormones, livestock antibiotics, food additives, and genetically modified organisms.